The screened porch could be considered the best outdoor spot of a vacation rental. So what’s different about screened porches in Sandbridge? Swimming pools, televisions, bay views, ocean views, comfortable seating, and more! Check out some of the very best screened porches in our Siebert Realty vacation homes.
More holiday lights! Pack the family into the car and set your sights on the Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The entrance is located at 2nd street where there are signs directing you to the start. Next — sit back and enjoy as you cruise from 8th street to 22nd street and take in 50 specially selected displays which have been hand-picked for inclusion.
Santa, Navy planes, sea creatures and more can be seen on either side of the boardwalk and even arching over top. Drivers can also tune their car to a specific radio station to hear holiday tunes. Hours of operation are 5:30-10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-11 PM Friday and Saturday. The event runs through December 30th. Cars are $10, but all Siebert Realty guests will be provided a FREE ticket upon check-in as our gift to you.
Billiards, foosball, ping pong and more! The game room is a place where kids reign, but don’t worry — every adult still has their inner kid, too! Check out a few of these stellar game rooms found in some of our Siebert Realty vacation rentals located at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
It's a Wonderful Life
Some say Sandbridge is the best beach, but Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Million Bulb Walk is officially the best holiday light tour in the country according to USA Today! This remarkable experience, located by the Norfolk airport, is only a short drive away from Sandbridge. Upon arriving, staff is readily available to help you get parked and headed towards the beginning of the tour. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the entrance which offers a gift shop and restrooms before heading out to see the lights. Once you walk through the doors into the garden — prepare to be amazed!
Before officially starting the tour, there is an outdoor photo booth with themed props to take pictures with. Then you follow the well lit path and enjoy the incredible display of mermaids, dolphins, navy ships, dragons, Santa Claus, and more. Listen to the holiday music and enjoy the one mile walk at your own pace. You can even grab a cup of hot chocolate from the food truck located along the route. The Norfolk Botanical Garden also has an app to help aid with navigation. Additional bathrooms are located along the walk for your convenience, and there is a tram that returns back to the parking lot after finishing the tour.
Looking for other fun ways to experience the lights? Take your vehicle through the lights starting on December 16th and there will also be two events scheduled for January. Kick off 2019 in a healthy way by enjoying a 2 mile fun run, or experience a walk with your dog before the lights get taken down. All proceeds go towards Norfolk Botanical Garden programs. Listed below are frequently asked questions provided by the Million Bulb Walk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the days and hours of operation for the Million Bulb Walk?
Entry into MBW is from 4pm to 9pm daily starting Friday, November 9, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018. The display closes at 10pm.
How much are tickets?
$17(not yet members)
$10(children 3 to 17)
Children 2 & younger are Free.
Will I see the lights at 4pm?
Guests are welcome to enjoy the Garden’s 175 spectacular acres before it gets dark. As a bonus, avoid potentially long lines during peak visitation hours.
How do I get tickets?
When you purchase your date-specific tickets online, you will receive two emails. One is confirmation of your purchase. The second email will have a link to your e-ticket. You do not have to print out your e-ticket. We can scan your ticket right from your smartphone!
Do I have to purchase my ticket online?
We strongly encourage purchasing tickets in advance. Should our parking lot reach capacity, we will only allow those with pre- purchased tickets access to the display.
Do you have discounts?
Yes, for Garden members and Military. Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event. There are no group discounts.
What if I can’t use my ticket?
Million Bulb Walk is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled in rainy conditions. Bring an umbrella and jacket! Tickets may not be refunded if the event is running as advertised. Cancellations will be announced on the Garden’s website as well as Facebook.
Please contact Guest Services at 757-441-5830 ext. 324 48 hours in advance to reschedule your tickets.
How long is the Million Bulb Walk?
The event route is more than 1 mile long. It is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis in our Visitor Center. At the end of the route, there is a tram that will take guests back to the parking lot.
Where do I park for the Million Bulb Walk?
Follow the road to our main parking lot, where parking attendants will be more than happy to direct you.
Is food available? May I bring food from outside?
Yes! Marigold & Honey will provide a number of snack and beverage options. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Will the Garden Gift Shop be open during the Million Bulb Walk?
Yes! Our Gift Shop located in the Baker Hall Visitor Center will be open until 9pm nightly.
Can I take pictures? What about selfie-sticks?
Yes, we encourage you to take photos – use the hashtag #NBGLights2018. Visitors may also use monopods or selfie-sticks with care.
May I bring a pet to Million Bulb Walk?
Pets are not allowed during this event. ADA Service animals are welcome.
Am I allowed to smoke during the Million Bulb Walk?
The Garden is a nicotine-free environment.
Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase as a Garden Member?
Members are welcome to purchase as many tickets as they would like, however only 6 tickets will be discounted at the member rate.
Can I walk into the Garden to see the Million Bulb Walk?
Due to the safety of our guests, we will not allow guests to walk into the Garden from the main entrance road after 5pm.
Are there restrooms available?
Yes, our Visitor Center and Rose Garden Hall are open nightly until 10pm and there are 2 restroom buildings located along the route.
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. You begin and end your day there, and did you know that the average person spends 1.5 years of their lifetime in the bathroom? Take a peek at a few of these exemplary bathrooms found in some of our Siebert Realty vacation rentals right here at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Date: Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
Where: 2nd – 36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Welcome to the 45th anniversary of the Neptune Festival! Join the hundreds of thousands of people descending upon the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this weekend in celebrating the city’s culture and heritage.
Daily concerts will be scattered among various festival stages along 32 blocks of the boardwalk. You can also find over 250 artists selling their work. Other events include sand sculpting, 8k race, volleyball tournaments, a parade, and a youth art show.
Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beverage tents are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st streets. Please have valid ID.
HRT Trolleys will run along Atlantic Avenue from 1st to 42nd street between 8 AM and Midnight. Trolley rides are $2 each
Date: Friday, August 24
Where: Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456
Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from The Rhondels!
Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing. New this year, there will be onsite beer and wine sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. A valid ID must be presented to purchase adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety.
Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beer/wine ticket sales will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Last pour will be at 9:30 pm.
Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible.
Rain Dates: Saturday, August 25
Initially called Sand Ridge, likely attributing the topography of the area, the name Sandbridge was cemented after local settlers believed the name fit a sandy bridge that lead to the beach. It was the late 1870’s when the buzz of the area caught on. The United States Lifesaving Service was authorized by the U.S. Congress to construct stations along the coastline to aid seamen. While this populated the area with stationed surfmen and keepers, along with hunters, fishermen, and other activity-driven folks, the growth of Sandbridge development started in the 1950’s.
In 1952, Harvey Lindsay, a Norfolk, VA real estate developer bought a large section of Sandbridge to create a second home community; and following that, James Kabler built the first Sandbridge house in 1953. From there, the area and residents started to expand and grow until a massive northeaster storm in the early 60’s attempted a clean slate for the area. Winds and tides devastated the area, but residents cleaned it up, and had a new vision of constructing homes on pilings for stability.
Sandbridge continued to flourish and blossom into a thriving year round community in the 1980s. Today, Sandbridge epitomizes the “beach community”. It proudly provides a special beach home setting for locals along with an ideal vacation spot for guests – where they can still embrace the gorgeous beach without tourist saturation. Sandbridge gives each person the unique opportunity to visit renowned parks (Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park) along with expansive beach access to the Atlantic Ocean.
Come make memories in Sandbridge. We guarantee they will be unforgettable!
Sandbridge Beach isn’t just the perfect place for some rest and relaxation, it also the ideal home base for an adventure vacation! After unpacking at the rental of your choice, the fun begins!
Water Sports and Water Activities in Sandbridge Beach
The Atlantic Ocean and the Back Bay provide two different, equally amazing, water adventures in Sandbridge! Looking for more nature and serenity? Consider kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the bay and canals. A fun day of boating also adds to the memories!
If you were hoping to boost your adrenaline a bit more, take the kayaks or Stand Up Paddle Boards to the ocean. You can play in the breakers or paddle out and take a trek down the coastline. Surfing, body boarding, and skim boarding also provide for that rush of energy with the waves.
Freshwater Fishing, Surf Casting, and Off Shore Fishing in Virginia Beach
Similar to the boating opportunities, there are a variety of Sandbridge fishing options! You can fish off the Little Island Pier, charter an off shore boating excursion, cast off of the beach, and much more. Please make sure to acquire the correct Virginia Beach fishing permit based on where you want to fish – it’s saltwater oceanside, and freshwater bayside.
Depending on the season, you can boost the heart rate with seeing nature in action, whether it be a dolphin tour or whale watching tour. Consider a fun sightseeing perspective with a horseback riding beach tour.
Ocean Breeze waterpark is a family-friendly water amusement park with slides and a wave pool! Families might also enjoy the ropes course, Adventure Park, at the Virginia Aquarium. Get a birds eye view of the gorgeous marshland while hanging from the trees. Feel like flying a different way? iFLY at the oceanfront is a memory-making indoor skydiving facility.
Whether biking in Back Bay, taking long walks down the beach, or filling the day with others spontaneous local activities, Sandbridge provides a perfect destination for the adventure-seeker. And remember, as a Siebert guest, make sure to check your guest page for special discounts to various parks.
39th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 8, 2018 1- 5 PM
Little Island Park – Sandbridge Beach
Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park (southend of Sandbridge Beach). The annual Pig Picking features All-You-Can-Eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say “HI”!
Catering by Beach Bully
Artisans & Crafters Galore!
Bobby the Clown for the Kids
This is the BIG **End of Summer Party** for the entire Sandbridge Beach community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1–5 pm / Ticket information: Contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.
To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking – plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG… so let’s help them on this ONE day! The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.
Tickets at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100, which include two $40 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Children 10 and under are FREE. Hope to see you there!
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757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200